Are You Too Angry?

Anger, rage and irritation are completely healthy and normal emotions, as long as they are controlled. However, sometimes, the rage feels so uncontrollable and can turn destructive, either towards yourself or others. If your anger is causing problems in your relationships, at work or in your own mind, it may be time to speak to a therapist about how to manage that anger.

Symptoms of Anger Problems

Some signs that your anger is not normal include:

  • An inability to control your anger

  • Your anger affects your relationships

  • Feeling that you have to hide or hold in your anger

  • Persistent negative thoughts

  • Feeling irritable or impatient

  • Being or threatening to be physically violent when you’re angry

  • Feeling compelled to do, or doing, violent or impulsive things

How Can Anger Management Therapy Help?

Anger and irritability are often symptoms of other mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, unresolved trauma, low self-confidence, and even eating disorders. Therapy may help you uncover the true source of your anger, provide you with techniques to prevent it from reaching uncontrollable levels in the first place, as well as guide you to address the unhelpful thoughts and feelings causing the negative emotions.